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Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the non-fiction book Flags of Our Fathers concerns the lives of the men in the famous picture of soldiers raising the American flag over Iwo Jima during that historic WWII battle. Battle scenes are intercut with footage of three of the soldiers - played by Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, and Adam Beach -- who survived the battle going on a goodwill tour of the United States in order to sell war bonds. Many evening they are forced to reenact their famous pose, something each of them finds more and more difficult to do as they suffer from survivor's guilt. Eastwood frames the story by having one of the men's grown son (Tom McCarthy) interview his father's old comrades in order to find out more about what happened to his father. Eastwood followed this film with Letters from Iwo Jima, a second film about the battle of Iwo Jima, but told from the Japanese perspective. Flags of Our Fathers was produced by Eastwood and Steven Spielberg. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:October 20, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Satellite Awards Joel Cox Best Editing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards John Reitz Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Reitz Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Paul Haggis Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Walt Martin Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walt Martin Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards William Broyles Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Adam Beach Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Adam Beach Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Clint Eastwood Best Director 2006 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Clint Eastwood Best Director (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Clint Eastwood Best Director 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Clint Eastwood Best Original Score 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Henry Bumstead Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Winner
Art Directors Guild Henry Bumstead Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Jack G. Taylor Jr. Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Bryan Grill Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Bub Asman Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bub Asman Best Sound Editing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Gregg Rudloff Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gregg Rudloff Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee

Cast

Ryan Phillippe
as John 'Doc' Bradley
Jesse Bradford
as Rene Gagnon
Adam Beach
as Ira Hayes
John Benjamin Hickey
as Keyes Beech
John Slattery
as Bud Gurber
Barry Pepper
as Mike Strank
Jamie Bell
as Ralph 'Iggy' Ignatowski
Paul Walker
as Hank Hansen
Robert Patrick
as Colonel Chandler Johnson
Neal McDonough
as Captain Severance
Melanie Lynskey
as Pauline Harnois
Tom McCarthy
as James Bradley
Christopher Bauer
as Commandant Vandegrift
Judith Ivey
as Belle Block
Myra Turley
as Madeline Evelley
Joseph Cross
as Franklin Sousley
Alessandro Mastrobuono
as Lindberg
Scott Reeves
as Lundsford
Stark Sands
as Gust
George Grizzard
as John Bradley
Harve Presnell
as Dave Severance
George Hearn
as Walter Gust
Len Cariou
as Mr. Beech
Christopher Curry
as Ed Block
Bubba Lewis
as Belle's Young Son
Beth Grant
as Mother Gagnon
Connie Ray
as Mrs. Sousley
Ann Dowd
as Mrs. Strank
Mary Beth Peil
as Mrs. Bradley
David Patrick Kelly
as President Truman
Jon Polito
as Borough President
Ned Eisenberg
as Joe Rosenthal
Gordon Clapp
as General 'Howlin Mad' Smith
Michael Cumpsty
as Secretary Forrestal
V.J. Foster
as Major on Plane
Kirk B.R. Woller
as Bill Genaust
Tom Verica
as Lieutenant Pennel
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lieutenant Schrier
Matt Huffman
as Lieutenant Bell
David Hornsby
as Louis Lowery
Brian Kimmet
as Sergeant Boots Thomas
David Rasche
as Senator
Tom Mason
as John Tennack
Patrick Dollaghan
as Businessman
James Newman
as Local Politician
Steven M. Porter
as Tourist
Dale Waddington Horowitz
as Tourist's Wife
Lennie Loftin
as Justice of the Peace
David Clennon
as White House Official
Mark Thomason
as Military Censor
Oliver Davis
as Young James Bradley
Sean Moran
as Waiter
Lisa Dodson
as Iggy's Mother
John Nielsen
as Senator Boyd
Jon Kellam
as Senator Haddigan
Ron Fassler
as Senator Robson
Jenifer Menedis
as Luncheon Singer
Joie Shettler
as Luncheon Singer
Vivien Lesiak
as Luncheon Singer
Donn Emerson
as Navy Lieutenant on Plane
Jayma Mays
as Nurse in Hawaii
Yukari Black
as Tokyo Rose
John Hoogenakker
as Funeral Home Employee
Barry Sigismonde
as Police Sergeant
William Charlton
as Bartender
Beth Tapper
as Bar Car Beauty
Shannon Gayle
as Bar Car Beauty
Jim Cantafio
as Reporter in L.A.
Mark Colson
as Reporter in L.A.
Danny McCarthy
as Reporter in Chicago
Patrick New
as Reporter in Chicago
James Horan
as Reporter in NYC
Michael Canavan
as Reporter at Hansen's
Erica Grant
as Secretary
Silas Weir Mitchell
as Lab Tech
George Cambio
as Lab Tech
Johann Johannson
as Sergeant on Beach
Martin Delaney
as Marine at Cave
Darri Ingolfsson
as Wounded Marine
Hilmar Gudjonsson
as Wounded Marine 4
Jeremy Merrill
as Marine in Shellhole
Jeremiah Bitsui
as Young Indian

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Robert Lorenz
Producer
Paul Haggis
Screenwriter
William Broyles
Screenwriter
Ron Powers
Book Author
Tom Stern
Cinematographer
Clint Eastwood
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Cox
Editor
Henry Bumstead
Production Designer
Jack G. Taylor Jr.
Art Director
Adrian H. Gorton
Art Director
Adrian H. Gorton
Set Designer
Alan Hicks
Set Decorator
Deborah Hopper
Costume Designer
Steven Ticknor
Sound/Sound Designer
Ottar Gudnason
Camera Operator
Leo Napolitano
Camera Operator
Stephen Campanelli
Camera Operator
Paul Varrieur
Camera Operator
Walt Martin
Sound Mixer
Leifur Dagfinnsson
Production Manager
Jane Alderman
Casting
Phyllis Huffman
Casting
Pacific Title
Title Design
Terry Baliel
Hair Styles
Steve Pederson
Re-Recording Mixer
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
Jennifer Jobst
Costumes Supervisor
Jay Wejebe
Makeup
Zoe Hay
Makeup
Mitchell Kenney
Costumes Supervisor
Mike Sexton
Properties Master
Bub Asman
Supervising Sound Editor
Carol O'Connell
Department Head Hair
Stephen Campanelli
Steadicam Operator
Helga I. Stefansdottir
Costumes Supervisor
Mark Mamalakis
Location Manager
John Slove
Construction Coordinator
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Bowen
Second Unit Camera
Katie Carroll
Second Assistant Director
Gabriel De Cunto
Makeup
Bryan Grill
Visual Effects
Eryn Krueger
Makeup
Tania McComas
Department Head Makeup
Buddy Van Horn
Stunts Coordinator
Ross Dunkerley
Chief Lighting Technician
Christien Tinsley
Makeup Special Effects
Nancy McArdle
Costumes Supervisor
Karen Shaw
Supervising Production Coordinator
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